Monday, January 24, 2011

Wining, Dining and Having Fun!

Whew, we thought things were supposed to wind down after New Years.
Not in Prickly Bay, Grenada where the fun continues.
There continues to be live music at De Big Fish with special dinner nights featuring pig roasts or paella.  Whisper Cove had a great night of live music and tapas.  Of course we could just say no and stay home but who can resist the temptation.  Add to that a great group of friends and we are having lots of fun!

Kim and Rikky invited us to their home overlooking Prickly Bay for a pot luck dinner.
The theme was "bring food that is from where you come from."  Our group hailed from Trinidad, England, Jersey (Channel Islands), Canada and the States (Louisiana, Texas, Iowa and Wisconsin).  The meal included enchiladas, ribs, gumbo, beef roast with potatoes, Yorkshire pudding and trifle for dessert.  When you think of Milwaukee, you think Beer, Brats and Cheese.  We couldn't find any Wisconsin brew but we did find Wisconsin sausages and a good assortment of cheese.

 That's Jessie pleading with Greg to drop just a little please!

 Captain Jack saying, "Throw a little my way!"

Thanks to our hosts for a great time!

 The Grenada National Museum in St. George's showcases local entertainment every Friday night. 

 We attended this past Friday and were treated to steel pan music, poetry reading, guitar playing and the most amazing group of drummers.

 The face painting was beautiful, the music incredible.

If you think all we do is play... are some of the projects we've tackled since being in Grenada:
Replaced the VHF radio and antenna, masthead light, wind indicator, Skymate system and cabin light that were all fried in the lightening strike.  Replaced a faulty cabin fan, electrical panel light and bilge pump float switch.  Repaired our bimini. Installed a new cord to power our GPS.  Oiled the interior teak.  Scrubbed the boat bottom numerous times!  Last week we took apart the winches to clean and grease them for another year.  That's the definition of cruising:
Boat Maintenance in Exotic Locations!